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Mauritania president receives Muslim World League secretary-general

Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz receives Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa. (SPA)
JEDDAH: Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz received Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa at the presidential palace in Nouakchott.
The president praised the MWL’s efforts to support moderation. Al-Issa thanked him for his support of the league’s efforts in Mauritania, and his patronage of an international conference in Nouakchott on moderation in the Prophet’s life.
Al-Issa was also received by Mauritania’s prime minister, Parliament speaker, and ministers of interior and culture. They discussed the MWL’s work.
Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is organizing a conference in Thailand on interreligious dialogue in South and Southeast Asia, UAE news agency WAM and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
As many as 70 religious and civil society leaders, academics, policymakers and intellectuals from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore and Malaysia will take part in the Bangkok conference from Monday to Wednesday.
They will discuss means of fostering religious and cultural coexistence in the two regions, in order to promote better understanding and mutual respect among different peoples.
The conference is organized in collaboration with the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) with support from the Religions for Peace/Inter-religious Council of Thailand, Mahidol University and Fatoni University.
The EU and the OIC’s General Secretariat held their second senior officials’ meeting (SOM) at the OIC headquarters on Thursday, the SPA reported. 
Both sides discussed a wide range of regional and international issues of mutual interest, and agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation. 
The next round of the SOM will be held in Brussels in the first half of next year.

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